• Andrew Thurston

    Editor, The Brink Twitter Profile

    Photo of Andrew Thurston, a white man with black glasses. He smiles and wears a maroon polo shirt.

    Andrew Thurston is originally from England, but has grown to appreciate the serial comma and the Red Sox, while keeping his accent (mostly) and love of West Ham United. He joined BU in 2007, and is the editor of the University’s research news site, The Brink; he was formerly director of alumni publications. Before joining BU, he edited consumer and business magazines, including for corporations, nonprofits, and the UK government. His work has won awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the In-House Agency Forum, Folio:, and the British Association of Communicators in Business. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in English and related literature from the University of York. Profile

  • Jackie Ricciardi

    Staff photojournalist

    Portrait of Jackie Ricciardi

    Jackie Ricciardi is a staff photojournalist at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. She has worked as a staff photographer at newspapers that include the Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga., and at Seacoast Media Group in Portsmouth, N.H., where she was twice named New Hampshire Press Photographer of the Year. Profile

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There are 2 comments on Why Do Some People Get Sicker Than Others from COVID?

  1. I would love to be a donor to help with possibly helping to understand this phenomenon. Me and my brothers had Covid. My symptoms were very mild and yet my brothers (who I consider very healthy) were very I’ll. I have sarcoidosis ( in remission ) so I was surprised not to get sick. I must have a lot of those killer macrophages. I also had a strange phenomenon after full recovery from Covid, all of my pains from old age (arthritis) vanished for almost a year! They have since returned with a vengeance, very mysterious. Also, we are unvaccinated.

  2. where were the stem cells from that were used in this study and how do you know this indicates human response variations to SARS ? What about receiving the diseased lung cells then grafting them on mice? Is this exactly replicable in any other locations or studies? Some are saying this means why they personally have further effects from surviving COVID or vaccination which seems incredibly stupid. Why say this study indicates human outcomes?

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